Sunday, July 19, 2009


Elyria – Just when you are ready to give up on humanity – someone comes along and does something nice for a complete stranger and you’re right there to see it.

While on patrol Sunday afternoon Elyria Police Officer Dan Marsico was traveling up East Bridge Street when his attention was drawn to a man in an apparent need of assistance. But not the normal type of assistance Police Officers normally offer.

The man was walking south on East Bridge near the Blood Bank and was carrying groceries that he had just purchased from Save A-Lot on Cleveland Street.

The groceries that the man had purchased filled three paper bags – not plastic, but paper. The man was having a hard time carrying all three bags while walking so he devised a plan to get the bags home. He would carry two of the bags about 100 feet, set them down and return for the 3rd bag and walk it to where he had set the other two down. Then repeat the process.

Marsico noticed this and realized that the man needed help. He drove to the Blood Bank parking lot and offered the man a ride home, the man happily accepted. Marsico helped him load the bags into the car and off they went.

I won’t give away the man’s home address but I will say it was in the area of the old Firehouse on Winkles Street. That is just about 1 mile from the Post Office.
With the way the man was going, I’m not sure he would have made it home yet without the kindness of a stranger.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story just brighten up my day. Thank you officer!!!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need more people like this in the world. That's the way things should be!!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That actually brought a tear to my eye. I love hearing simple stories about people taking the time to help others. It's not often that happens anymore.

11:25 AM  

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